Alcohol abuse detox (detoxification), the first phase of recovery, is known to be a frightening, painful, and even life-threatening process. However, at Gallus Detox Centers, we offer a safer and more comfortable alcohol detox program than what you may be imagining or actually have experienced previously. We start with an alcohol treatment plan customized for you that includes IV-therapy medication to alleviate withdrawal symptoms with round-the-clock monitoring and compassionate care. The unique medical detox team at Gallus is comprised of doctors, nurses and technicians with a history of emergency room, intensive care and critical care experience to ensure the highest level of comfort and safety.
“They treat it all: blood pressure, anxiety, pain, etc. I would recommend this place to anyone going through withdrawal/addiction…” – Read reviews: what our patients say about their fear of withdrawal, how comfortable they felt with our medical detox, and how it changed their lives.
How Long Does An Alcohol Detox Take?
We’re always asked how long it takes to detox from alcohol abuse as no one wants to be away from family, friends and work longer than necessary. A stay with us averages 3 to 5 days. Our alcohol treatment plan is individualized and may be adapted daily, hourly, even minute-to-minute, in response to withdrawal symptoms and the patient’s progress. Since it may have taken years for you to reach this critical time in your life, focusing on speed and a rapid detox now may not be as important to your long-term success as your comfort and safety during the initial detox process. Please contact us today and let’s talk about the needs of you or your loved one and whether Gallus Detox is the best alcohol detox choice for you.
Finding the Best Alcohol Detox Center
After determining you need in-patient care with medical assistance for your alcohol detox, you should compare detox centers to find the best fit for you or your loved one. Before you do that, however here are some questions you need to ask yourself. Get real. Be honest.
What Amenities Do You Need to Feel Comfortable During Detox?
Often it’s the little things that make a difference… Certain amenities can make you feel more at home which, to be frank, means fewer excuses for quitting the detox before it’s complete. For instance, most in-patient detox facilities offer only semi-private rooms with 2 or more patients per room. Could the lack of privacy or an incompatible roommate cause a problem for you? If so, you need to seek out a more upscale center where you will have a private room all to yourself.
Is staying in touch with the outside world important to you? At some detox centers, you aren’t allowed contact with family, friends or work. They may even take away your cell phone, and the only TV is in the community room. Luxury detox facilities, however, may offer Internet access through WiFi, an HDTV in your private room, plus you keep your cell phone and are encouraged to communicate with your loved ones. If feeling cut off would make you bolt before your detox is finished, find a center that supports communicating with home and office.
Are you concerned about traveling safely to and from a detox center? For most facilities, how you get there and back are your problem. An upscale center may provide or subsidize transportation from home or airport to ensure your safe arrival. They may also assist you with a referral to an organization like Sober Escorts who can accompany you on your trip to and from the detox center.
What Level of Medical Assistance Will Put You
at Ease During Detox?
Alcohol detox can be a painful and frightening experience. Considering your personal situation, do you believe yoga, vitamin IVs, saunas and will power will be enough to manage your withdrawal symptoms? Or do you prefer a customized detox treatment program with carefully monitored IV therapy to alleviate symptoms and make you more comfortable?
Do you have any anxiety about your safety during the detox phase? Some alcohol detox treatment centers have only non-medical staff and the promise of calling 911 if a medical problem arises. Would this relieve all your fears or do you prefer a medical detoxification program that’s supervised 24/7 by in-house doctors, nurses and medical technicians? If a qualified medical team is your preference, look for a team skilled in emergency medicine and patient critical care.
What Can You Afford for Your Detox?
While this may seem like the first question to ask, the above questions should be answered first. Knowing exactly what you need in order to stay with it and have a successful detox will help you determine what to invest in this crucial phase of your recovery. Walking out on detox multiple times because of reasonss—like physical discomfort, bad food, lack of privacy, anxiety and feeling alone—will cost you more in the long run. You want to do this right, finish the detox phase and move on to the next step in your recovery.
Depending on your previous answers, a typical detox center may very well meet your needs. However, if a luxury detox facility makes the process easier and improves your chances for success, consider an upscale center a necessity for your sober future. Also, if you have health insurance, it may cover your medical detox so don’t forget to discuss insurance with any detox facility you interview. About 70% of Gallus Detox patients have insurance that covers all or some of costs. We accept most major insurance providers including Tricare.
Congratulations On Taking This Step
Whatever requirements you have for an alcohol detox center, we congratulate you on taking this brave step and wish you success in your journey. It’s not easy but it can be done! We hope you’ll soon be sharing your success story with our detox center.
If you or your loved one are suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction or other substance abuse and need help, please call us at 888-228-9114 to discuss whether our customized Detox Treatment is the best program for you. Be assured we value your privacy and all your information is kept strictly confidential. Contact Gallus Alcohol and Drug Detox Centers today and take the first step towards rehab and recovery.